Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: questions about sand filter operation....

  1. Back To Top    #1

    questions about sand filter operation....

    newbie to the sand filter system. what are the different functions and how often do I use them?
    recirculate...
    rinse....
    backwash...
    filter....
    close...i know that one

    it is a TAGULUS tank. it says to use .018 or .022 sand. will I be ok using normal filter sand?
    it is supposedly a 100 lb tank, will that be ok for use with a 1.5 hp pump?

    this is a used filter..to long of a story to explain how I ended up with it.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SouthWest Alabama
    Posts
    21,774

    Re: questions about sand filter operation....

    See comments in blue
    Quote Originally Posted by k5ranger
    newbie to the sand filter system. what are the different functions and how often do I use them?
    recirculate... Bypasses the filter media (sand) and returns the water straight to the pool
    rinse.... Rinses the filter media after you backwash. Keeps dirty water from entering the pool.
    backwash...Runs water backward through the filter media to waste, to clean the media
    filter....Runs the water from the pump through the filter media then back to the pool to clean it.
    close...i know that one
    I hope this helps a bit.

    It's ok to use regular filter sand if it's .018" to .022". I know that didn't help much but look on the container and it should say what size it is.

    If it's just a 100 lb filter I'd guess that it's going to be to small for a 1-1/2 hp pump. Look on it and find the max flow rate but it's probably more suited to a 3/4 hp pump.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: questions about sand filter operation....

    ahhh......just took my filter to a local pool supply shop only to find out the follwing......
    it is a Tagelus filter that hold 160 lbs of sand. all things functioning proberly. lets hope it lasts the rest of the summer until i can get another pump.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •